A Day in the Life (Life is Like a Game of Cornhole)

Rumor has it that I don’t do enough “day in the life” blogs. I’m so busy promoting other blogs, typing about issues, writing insightful commentary, discussing my faith, and causing controversy, that I never have time to just write about me.

And frankly I’m not very good at it. My life is kind of boring to the person on the surface. That’s because I spend my days working and going to school like most of the people reading this blog.

Today, so far, I got up, showered, drove forty-five minutes to AUM, attended class, dropped off a person’s computer I was working on, and returned to campus where I sit typing this blog.
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But it’s the FLAVOR of life that I feel I recognize better that almost anyone else. The routine interactions, the subtle activities, and the internal contentment is what makes a life truly unique.

Auburn Montgomery (AUM), the place where I go to school, has a cornhole… uhh… field, I guess. I’m not really sure what you’d call the area upon which people play cornhole besides, of course, “the area upon which people play cornhole.” Anyway, I love that game. If you don’t know what it is, think about horseshoes and basketball getting together and having a baby. OR, you could just look it up on Wikipedia. The idea is simply to get the beanbag into the hole, but you get points even if you don’t make it. I played for a good 15 minutes, today, and got pretty good at it. It’s quite diverting.

A thought occurred to me. There is no professional cornhole league. Fights have never broken out over a wayward bean bag, and nobody has ever sat and cried over losing in cornhole. The whole point of me saying that, you ask? Life is a lot like cornhole. In cornhole, it ultimately doesn’t matter if you make it in the whole  or not, but there is such a great thrill when you finally do. In life, it doesn’t matter how close you are to hitting your goals in life. It only matters that you keep on trying. And one day, you WILL achieve your goals if you keep on trying. I guess the moral of this blog is to never give up.

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Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.